On Monday morning, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) captured a new batch of villages in the eastern Aleppo countryside amid fierce clashes with ISIS militants in the region.

The advance was secured solely by the SAA’s Tiger Forces that have now imposed full control over the villages of Zarurah, Jubb al-Sultan, and Jubb al-Hamam.

Yesterday, the SAA captured a handful of villages from ISIS in the region but were mostly preoccupied with fighting off a Turkish Army assault on Tadef. The latter town is still under government control despite some reports to the contrary.

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Due to today’s advance, the Tiger Forces are less than 5 kilometers from linking up with the Kurdish-led ‘Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) near Manbij.

Both the SDF and SAA have clashed with the Euphrates Shield forces and ISIS in recent days; thus, a pragmatic alliance may be established.

Meanwhile, the Turkish Army are heavily shelling villages and towns held by the SDF in the region. Artillery strikes are ongoing on Al-Arimah and Sheikh Issa while some reports suggest the Turkish Armed Forces will soon begin an offensive to capture Manbij.

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    • Strangely, Hestroy, Netanyahu is not shy at all about his support to YPG 😀
      They’re also one of the main buyers of KRG’s oil, i.e. between may and august 2015, they bought about $1bln oil from Bazrani.
      BTW, since before the 1967 war Israeli special forces have embedded with the Kurds 😀
      In case you wouldn’t know too, Erdolf is one of the main backers of Hamas, with Qatar’s emir… And as Gollum openly said that Nazi Germany was an effective form of government, guess about how he’s popular in Israel…

      In case you wouldn’t know, Turks, as the same as east Syria, whole Iraq

      “They will return to Hell soon”.
      They’re already in hell : they’re in the Middle East 😀
      Now, you’ve got it ALL WRONG about Turks being “cousins” with the Jews : Romans dispersed them all around the Empire LONG before the Ottoman Empire!
      Actually, Turks, Iraqis, Persians and a good % of Syrians are cousins with the Mongols!
      https://destepti.ro/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/imperiul-mongol.jpg
      Have you ever heard about Hulagu Khan… He wasn’t a complicated man : he just killed -nearly- all Muslim males wherever he went… Then all women, guess what happened to them? In other terms, half of Syria, half of Turkey, all Iraq and all Iran are of Mongol descent. In Baghdad only he slaughtered 1 million people. Merely no males left. Could have he managed to get in touch with the St.Louis, the king of France, as he tried to, guess what would have been the 5th Crusade? The Mongolian invasions killed about 10-15% of world’s population at the time…

  1. Seriously Masdar, you’ve got to fix your commenting system, it is atrocious! You can never, ever stayed logged in anymore, needing to do the code EVERY SINGLE TIME YOU COMMENT, and not only that, but you have to type out the code at least half a dozen times because it always says invalid! When you clearly see that you’ve typed exactly what’s there! I’m currently on 8 attempts at this point, not making a mistake once. Now 9. 9 times I’ve tried to post my comment.

    Comments used to be perfectly fine on this site, I have no idea what happened to them, nor why it’s been allowed to stay this bad for so long. Please fix it.

  2. Rule No:1 of artilery fight.
    First target of the artilery unit is enemy’s artilery artilery.
    No:2
    Artilery and air force pave the way for land forces..

    Turkish army is coming. Make way for the TA.

  3. En un anterior informe se afirma EE.UU. nunca armó a los Kurdos a pedido de Erdogan, SDF viene reclamando armas pesadas y adecuados para enfrentar a ISIS, por tanto la única alternativa es “una alianza SDF y el ejercito Sirio”, con la finalidad de enfrentar juntos al ejercito invasor.
    Una ves vinculado el ejercito Sirio con dominios de SDF, los mercenarios no podrán contrabandear armas con ISIS y a la ves no podrán avanzar.
    Pregunto, ¿Cuál será la posición de Irán con respecto a los Kurdos y Erdogan?